How do Routines help Improve Teen's School and Mental Well-Being?

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We all want to our children to be awesome, thriving creatures, right?

This blog will explain everything you most likely know about the importance of routines and why we get frustrated when we can’t get our kids to follow them.

But are we taking our own advice? Do we set the example for our kiddos? Is  science helpful in a world of sports, blended families and high school level courses in middle school?

From this research, find the grains that you know are going to help rock your routine. As parents we know how we can help our kids, but we sometimes forget that we still need fixing too.

Read below and see what nuggets apply to your life!

 

Children form habits from the little actions


When these actions are regular, consistent, and predictable, they become routines. And these scheduled activities help children to be responsible as they grow up. Interestingly, neuroscientists have shown that automatic behaviors affect actions and decisions.

Importance of Routines at Home

From the moment a child begins to walk or talk, he/she can learn how to do things around the house. Waking up, brushing, bath time, breakfast time, and preparing for school are all part of the routines that children learn at home.

Following a pattern of events make children feel safe and confident about the world around them. Healthy habits also allow them to look forward to things and moments. And when they know what’s coming, they can wait eagerly and contribute their quota to its success. Not only do routines train children to be responsible but they also encourage them to be creative. They become interested in doing things without waiting for instructions from dad or mom. Likewise, they can take initiative without seeing routines as boring chores.

When your kids watch you prepare for a holiday or trip, they learn how to pack their bags and pick the things that matter. If you’re spending the weekend at the beach, they know you need a picnic bag, sunscreen, and other necessities. As they see you do these things, their sense of preparedness grows.

 

Family routines such as eating together, spending weekends outdoor or bedtime story time go a long way in training children to be organized even when they get to school.

Importance of Routines at School

Some studies found that youths who had no routines while growing up performed less than others. Family routines such as eating together, spending weekends outdoor or bedtime story time go a long way in training children to be organized even when they get to school.

Students learn study skills through consistency and organization. In fact, children who discover early that dedicating some hours per day to studying or reading a chapter of a book enjoy reading. Such reading habit and homework routines keep them informed and thorough throughout life. Besides, the confidence that comes with maintaining a schedule and meeting set goals reduces anxiety and stress.

When students establish routines their school life thrives.

Yes, it is true that changes like moving to a different home, loss of a loved one or change of school can affect routines. Nonetheless, when children grow up with a mind that always knows “what is next,” they never have to fear “what ifs.” So, if you train your kids to work with fixed times, slightly strict patterns, and predictable plans, they become adults who always have things figured out. They never get unruffled by life crises. Also, they become independent, creative, and accountable for both their time and abilities.

Routines improve schooling and life of children thereby influencing their success as grown-ups. Coaching kids in 6th grade and above has helped me to show them how to maintain routines that work for them!

Later this week we will look at how routines actually pan out in reality!

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